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Magician's End

Narrated by: Peter Joyce
Series: Riftwar Cycle, Book 31, Chaoswar Saga, Book 3
Length: 22 hrs and 3 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Discover the fate of the original black Magician, Pug, and his crew of agents who safeguard the world of Trigia, as prophecy becomes truth in the last book of the last-ever Midkemian trilogy, the final volume in the epic Riftwar Cycle.

The dragons are calling.… Civil war is tearing apart the Kingdom of the Isles, for the throne lies empty and rivals are converging. Having spirited his beloved Princess Stephané safely out of Roldem, Hal - now Duke of Crydee - must turn his attention to the defence of the ancient realm so that a king can be anointed by the Congress of Lords, rather than by right of might. But the greatest threat may well lie out of the hands of men.

Somewhere in the Grey Towers Mountains something not of this world is emerging. It will require that alliances be made between mortal enemies if disaster is to be averted. Elves and men must stand together, ancient heroes must rise again, dragons must fly and Pug, Magnus and the other magic-users of Midkemia must be prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice if the whole world is to be saved.

©2013 Raymond E. Feist (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Epic scope…vivid imagination…a significant contribution to the growth of the field of fantasy." ( Washington Post)
"Well-written…intelligent…intriguing." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Feist’s fans will look forward to the saga’s final episode." ( Publishers Weekly)
"If you gain any enjoyment whatsoever from reading fantasy then this is a novel that you simply cannot afford not to read." ( Fantasy Book Review)
"Feist has a command of language and a natural talent for keeping the reader turning pages." ( Chicago Sun-Times)
"Feist constantly amazes with his ability to create great casts of characters." ( SF Site)
"With his storytelling mastery and ear for colourful language and nuance, the author of numerous books set in the dual worlds of Midkemia and Kelewan here launches a series that takes his fantasy universe into a whole new phase." ( Library Journal)

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Another awesome book wifh awesome narration .

if you are reading this im sure your far along with the series. There is a void when you are done listening to it due to the love of the characters and the end of a wonderful story. i will re listen and read this whole series from the magician back to the end one day.

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Excellent book, questionable voicing at times

Loved the book, and the narrating was good on the whole, but some of the voice acting was a bit... naff. Overall enjoyed it, and as a lover of the series, this was a good and fitting end; better than the 2 or 3 books preceding it.

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Amazing!

I finished all the books in the series. its the only one that has caught my attention for so long. absolutely amazing!

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wonderful ending to a truly epic series

loved it, very satisfying end for a fan of over 20 years. I highly recommend.

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Excellent!

Amazing series! Amazing narrator! Amazing book!
After listening to this series for most of the year in every bit of down time I'm going to be a bit lost without it. Thanks so much for the hours of entertainment, excitement and heart ache!
A must for any fantasy lovers.

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Fantasy Brilliance

Loved it. Fitting end to the series. Sad it has ended. This entire series is brilliant!

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A great end.

A great end to an amazing series. I hope theres more. it's such a fantastic world.

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best fucking thing ever!!

best book series ever what a way to end 30 years of books :) my favorite fantasy series ever

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Overly cliched and predictable finish to series.

Feels at times like Feist had little idea of how to finish his Midkemian world on a good note while wrapping all details up, like most series with over a dozen novels. Trying to hard for a recap of previous novels and happily ever after ending.

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Fitting end

Perfect end to the series
Peter Joyce does the story justice with his narration just wish it wasn’t over

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  • jo
  • 13-08-2018

wow, so much

just an amazing storyteller, plots within subplots, I just knew that his style would have me on the edge!

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  • Gary
  • 03-01-2018

A really good story and performance.

Out of 10:
Creativity: 10 - amazing.
Presenter: 9 - very good.
Life Application: 7 - some great concepts & life lessons.
Violence: 7 - graphic combat.
Morals: 7 - very good on the good bits but pretends that casual sex, etc, don't have negative consequences. A little gender confusion suggested.
Writing Style: 7 - moves along well.

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  • Jacques
  • 10-11-2016

loved it sad to see it all end

loved it sad to see it all end, following this epic saga since high school

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  • Reidar
  • 20-10-2015

What an end!

Thank you for the journey, Mr. Feist. You changed my world of reading and for that I'm forever thankful.

Thank you.

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  • paul
  • 25-10-2013

Bad

This was a poor ending to a great 'series' Feist keeps writing the same book over and over juts changing the characters names.
His explantion of 'stuff' and extra dimensions et. al. and the uber enemy in this book is purile, tedious rubbish.I groaned every time he went on to have his characters try to explain physic 101 in terms of 'stuff' silly silly silly....

A real shame as i would place the 1st there books in the magaican series in my top 10 favourite books

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  • João
  • 06-06-2013

Great end for the greatest story

If you could sum up Magician’s End in three words, what would they be?

fascinating great story

What was one of the most memorable moments of Magician’s End?

The way the story ends with all the gods and the decisions, did not only justify the name for the book as a proper ending.

What about Peter Joyce’s performance did you like?

Peter Joyce's voice acting has been with several of this storyline books and i think he adds something special to the characters emotions and brings to life all of the story.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

When gods bow to a little man

Any additional comments?

If anyone reading this didn't read all books since the start, please do. You will be in for great moments and in my opinion the greatest epic fantasy story so far that could captivate me book after book after book.

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  • r
  • 06-12-2015

Brilliant

What an end to an amazing set of books, well read and voiced. loved it

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  • Stewart levy
  • 12-10-2015

Amazing

Brilliant final book of a stunning series. A pleasure. Shame it over. Need more adventures!

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  • Peter wall
  • 19-08-2015

Devastated it's the end

I loved every book in this series. You feel like your losing friends, thank you so much Raymond for the memories.

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  • Rob
  • 17-05-2015

Fitting end to a great story

Not to be missed ending to an epic multi life spanning story line. Narrated perfectly by Peter Joyce. I just hope the other books in the series get the same attention and narrator as I'm missing a great part of the series when the publishers decided to use another narrator.
I really hope to see more of the new Midkemia in the future.

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  • Mark
  • 18-02-2015

I will be lost.

Well the saga is over. I will miss all the characters as Peter Joyce narrated this so well. I have listened to all the books I can and this was a fitting end to it all. Peter doesn't get all the words right but does fill your ears with the characters and surroundings of the story

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  • David
  • 23-12-2013

A fitting end to the saga!

What did you like most about Magician's End?

I think Feist managed to wrap up the saga well. He's been introducing the philosophies of magic and life in his universe over the series of books and this provided a fairly fitting end, indeed perhaps the only fitting end.

Any additional comments?

There are countless elements left to be tied up. I often felt that the grand, universal scope of some of the elements rendered some of the poltical squabbling a little meaningless. But Feist kept the story moving and never got too bogged down in any particular details, I felt.

A nice conclusion to a long journey.

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  • Craig
  • 10-12-2013

Awesome

I have really loved this series, like many others I bought Magician and was hooked from the outset, fitting end to one of the best Fantasy series ever. Gripping conclusion to the long journey and highs and lows of Pug and his companions. Think I will have to go start at the beginning again.

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  • Mark James
  • 03-12-2013

Fantastic End

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

this book is another classic written by Feist, the characters are very well established but you still feel like you have learnt something from the book and people, its a great end to a fantastic series and well worth reading.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Pug of course, he is a fantastic and diverse character .

Have you listened to any of Peter Joyce’s other performances? How does this one compare?

He is a great reader, very good and differentiating each character.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the final chapter.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-05-2013

Dissapointed Fan

I have always loved Raymond E. Feist. In this book he repeats much of what occured in the previous books. Having read all the previous books I found this extremely tedious. His new ideas are always exciting, but I felt the book required some severe editing.

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  • snake
  • 24-02-2019

A fitting end

After living with the characters for so many years, I must admit I shed a few tears during this last book. Many thanks Mr Feist for a truly wonderful series.